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‘Budget Cuts’ Leave Attacked Oregon Woman Out Of Luck When She Calls 911

‘Budget Cuts’ Leave Attacked Oregon Woman Out Of Luck When She Calls 911

As an ex-boyfriend attempted to break into her home, allegedly intent on assaulting her both physically and sexually, an unidentified Oregon woman did what everybody’s instructed to do: She called 911. A dispatcher answered. The woman described the situation, saying, “If he gets in the house, I’m done.” That’s when the dispatcher advised her to… figure it all out herself.

A Search Engine For Government Documents

A Search Engine For Government Documents

A new project spearheaded by a group of historians, mathematicians and computer scientists at Columbia University in New York City is aimed at compiling all of the documents that have been declassified by the government in an easily searchable online database for research.

Holder Did It, But He’s Gonna Investigate To Make Sure, There’s Swill In Jersey, Someone’s Breaking In, Can’t You Ask Him To Go Away?: Friday Morning News Roundup 5-24-2013

Here is a collection of some of the stories that Personal Liberty staffers will be keeping an eye on throughout the day. Click the links for the full stories.

America’s Moral Slide Recognized By Citizens, Evidenced In Youngsters

America’s Moral Slide Recognized By Citizens, Evidenced In Youngsters

A majority of Americans remain pessimistic about the Nation’s moral values, according to the results of a recent poll, as a vast majority feel that moral decline is ongoing in the United States. According to results from Gallup, 73 percent of Americans feel the Nation is headed in a morally bereft direction.

Lawmaker Proposal Would Fingerprint Foreigners As They Leave U.S.

Lawmaker Proposal Would Fingerprint Foreigners As They Leave U.S.

The Federal government could start fingerprinting all foreign nationals leaving the country at 30 American airports under a new proposal to the planned immigration reform bill. An amendment to the bill would require a number of American airport departure terminals to install high-tech systems for fingerprinting foreign nationals and scanning their passports and visas.

Adam Kokesh Has Been ‘Disappeared’

Adam Kokesh Has Been ‘Disappeared’

Adam Kokesh, the Iraq war veteran and host of the Internet radio program “Adam vs. The Man” who became a staunch opponent of the “war on terror” and who planned a peaceful armed march on Washington, D.C., on July 4, was disappeared in broad daylight while speaking at a Smoke Down Prohibition rally in Philadelphia May 18.

Cruz To RINO McCain: I Don’t Trust You, And I Don’t Trust Democrats

Cruz To RINO McCain: I Don’t Trust You, And I Don’t Trust Democrats

On Wednesday, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) sparred with Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) over what’s wrong with conservatives who strike liberally diluted devils’ bargains. The topic was the Senate’s attempt to pass a budget — its first in four years. Led by McCain, moderate Republicans have been urging holdouts to go along with their Democratic colleagues.

Obama Speech Reveals Possible Foreign Policy Redirect—Transcript Provided

President Barack Obama delivered his first major speech on counterterrorism of his second term Thursday, claiming that he will restrict the use of unmanned drones and making other statements that — if true — represent a dramatic shift in the Administration’s foreign policy approach. Some key claims from the President are highlighted in the transcript […]

To Avoid Obamacare Costs, Employers Preparing ‘Skinny’ Insurance Plans

In order to avoid having to pay penalties under Obamacare’s mandatory-coverage rule, many employers are readying a new, lower tier of “skinny” healthcare policies that will cover preventive care, but won’t pay for hospital stays. Under Obamacare, employers who don’t provide employees minimum coverage can face a $2,000 per-worker penalty. But the new cut-rate policies, which […]

McCain Sides With Dems On Budget Debate

Senator John McCain criticized fellow Republicans this week, saying that GOP objections to moving forward with a budget — even one that increases the debt ceiling — could encumber future Republican initiatives. McCain told Senators that if Republicans require conditions before moving forward with the budget deliberations, nothing prevents similar action on future bills like […]

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